Dr. Antje Rauers

A. Rauers
A. Rauers
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Senior Scientist

Vice Director
Center for Lifespan Developmental ScienceExternal link

Institute of Psychology
Department of Developmental Psychology
Am Steiger 3/1, Room E013
07743 Jena




Office Hours: by appointment
Telephone: +49 3641-9-45203


Further information

  • Biosketch


    2008   Dr. phil.; Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    2005   Diploma in Psychology; Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

    Professional Positions

    • since 03/2017
      Senior Scientist, Department of Developmental Psychology (Prof. Dr. M. Riediger), Institute of Psychology; Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

    • 2015-2017
      Research Associate, Heisenberg Research Group Socio-Emotional Development and Health Across the Lifespan (PD Dr. Michaela Riediger), Division of Health Psychology (Prof. Dr. Nina Knoll); Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

    • 2009-2015
      Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Research Group Affect Across the Lifespan (PD Dr. Michaela Riediger); Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

    • 2008-2009
      Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Lifespan Psychology (Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger); Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

    • 2005-2008
      Doctoral Student, Center for Lifespan Psychology (Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger); Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
  • Research

    Research Interests

    • socio-emotional competencies and psychosocial adjustment across the lifespan
    • dyadic interdependencies in affect, motivation, and cognition
    • close relationship dynamics and health

    Current Projects

    Multicenter Collaboration: Socio-Emotional Development and Health
    Meaning of Emotion Words
    Interpersonal Coordination and Understanding among Older Adults

  • Publications

    Riediger, M. & Rauers, A., (2023). Daily affect across adulthood and into old age: Recent advances from ambulatory research. Current Opinion in Psychology, 101767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2023.101767External link 
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    Tamir, M., Ito, A. Miyamoto, Y., Chentsova-Dutton, Y., Choi, J. H., Cieciuch, J., Riediger, M., Rauers, A., Padun, M. Kim, M.Y., Solak, N., Jiang, Q., Wang, X., Alvarez-Risco, A., Hanoch, Y., Uchida, Y., Torres, C., Gomes Nascimento, T., Jahanshahi, A. A., Singh, R., Kamble, S. V., An, S., Dzokoto, V., Anum, A., Singh, B., Castelnuovo, G. Pietrabissa, G., Huerta-Carvaja, M.I., & Galindo-Bello, E., Ibarra, V. G. (in press). Emotion regulation strategies and psychological health across cultures. American Psychologist. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0001237pdf, 1 mb · de

    Rauers, A., & Knoll, N. (in press). Krankheitsbewältigung. In U.T. Egle, C. Heim, B. Strauß & R. v. Känel (Hrsg.), Psychosomatik. Neurobiologisch fundiert und evidenzbasiert, 2. vollständig überarbeitete Auflage. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

    Rauers, A. & Riediger, M. (2023). Ease of mind or ties that bind? Costs and benefits of disclosing daily hassles in partnerships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 14 (5), 551-561. https://doi.org/10.1177/19485506221112252External link
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    Bellingtier, J. A., Rauers, A., Nichols, M. J., & Buttelmann, F. (2022). Stereotyping older adults: How labels and perceived age influence ratings. Educational Gerontology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2022.2038422External link
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    Rauers, A. (2021). Soziale Beziehungen als Quelle der Resilienz im Alter. In M. Staats & J. Steinhaußen (Hrsg.), Resilienz im Alter. Weinheim: Belz Juventa.

    Rauers, A., & Knoll, N. (2020). Krankheitsbewältigung. In U.T. Egle, C. Heim, B. Strauß & R. v. Känel (Hrsg.), Psychosomatik. Neurobiologisch fundiert und evidenzbasiert (pp. 238-244). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

    Klumb, P. L., Wicki, C., & Rauers, A. (2019). Physicians' Interactions with Peers: Empathic Accuracy during Shift Handovers on Intensive-Care Units. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 11(1), 102-125. https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12146External link
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    Riediger, M., & Rauers, A. (2018). Experience Sampling in Lifespan Developmental Methodology. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.346External link

    Klipker, K., Wrzus, C., Rauers, A., Boker, S. M., & Riediger, M. (2017). Within-person changes in salivary testosterone and physical characteristics of puberty predict boys' daily affect. Hormones and Behavior95, 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.07.012External link
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    Klipker, K., Wrzus, C., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2017). Hedonic Orientation Moderates the Association Between Cognitive Control and Affect Reactivity to Daily Hassles in Adolescent Boys. Emotion, 17(3), 497-508. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000241External link
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    Blanke, E. S., Rauers, A. & Riediger, M. (2016). Weißt du, was ich fühle? Empathische Fähigkeiten im Lebensverlauf. The Inquisitive Mind. Retrieved from http://de.in-mind.org/article/weisst-du-was-ich-fuehle-empathie-im-lebensverlauf
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    Blanke, E. S., Rauers, A. & Riediger, M. (2016). Does being empathic pay off? Associations between performance-based measures of empathy and social adjustment in younger and older women. Emotion16(5), 671-83. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000166External link
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    Harden, K. P., Wrzus, C., Luong, G., Grotzinger, A., Bajbouj, M., Rauers, A., . . . Riediger, M. (2016). Diurnal coupling between testosterone and cortisol from adolescence to older adulthood. Psychoneuroendocrinology73, 79-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.07.216External link
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    Hülür, G., Hoppmann, C. A., Rauers, A., Schade, H., Ram, N., & Gerstorf, D. (2016). Empathic accuracy for happiness in the daily lives of older couples: Fluid cognitive performance predicts pattern accuracy among men. Psychology and Aging31(5), 545-552. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000109External link
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    Blanke, E., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2015). Nice to meet you - Adult age differences in empathic accuracy for strangers. Psychology and Aging30, 149-159. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0038459External link
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    Luong, G., Rauers, A., & Fingerman, K. L. (2015). The multi-faceted nature of late-life socialization: Older adults as agents and targets of socialization. In P. Hastings & J. Grusec (Eds.), Handbook of Socialization (2nd Ed.), pp. 109-131. New York: Guilford Press.

    Riediger, M., Studtmann, M., Westphal, A., Rauers, A., & Weber, H. (2014). No smile like another: Adult age differences in identifying emotions that accompany smiles. Frontiers in PsychologyPublished 27 May 2014, 5:480https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00480External link

    Riediger, M., & Rauers, A. (2014). Do everyday affective experiences differ throughout adulthood? A review of ambulatory-assessment evidence. In P. Verhaeghen and C. Hertzog (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of emotion, social cognition, and everyday problem solving during adulthood, 61-82. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Rauers, A., Blanke, A., & Riediger, M. (2013). Everyday empathic accuracy in younger and older couples: Do you need to see your partner to know his or her feelings? Psychological Science24, 2210-2217. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613490747External link
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    Rauers, A., Böhnke, A., & Riediger, M. (2013). Motivational selectivity prospectively predicts couples' realization of their goal to have a child. International Journal of Developmental Science7, 143-149. https://doi.org/10.3233/DEV-120119External link
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    Rauers, A., Riediger, M., Schmiedek, F., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). With a little help from my spouse ... Does spousal collaboration compensate for the effects of cognitive aging? Gerontology57(2), 161-166. https://doi.org/10.1159/000317335External link
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    Riediger, M., & Rauers, A. (2010). I know you and you know me: Differential associations with partnership satisfaction and sense of closeness over time. British Journal of Social Psychology49(3), 647-656. https://doi.org/10.1348/014466610X494078External link